Justices Gokhale and Kanade named CoA at MCA

Justice Vidyasagar Murlidhar Kanade. (File)

Justice Vidyasagar Murlidhar Kanade. (File)   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday named retired Supreme Court judge Hemant Gokhale and retired Bombay High Court judge V.M. Kanade as administrators to run the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). They would be essentialy tasked to implement the Supreme Court order of July 18, 2016 that accepted the Justice Lodha Committee Reform in Cricket Report.

The MCA becomes the fourth full member of the BCCI that has come under the control of the CoA now; Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association and Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) are the other three. Recently the High Court of Delhi, asked the DDCA administrator Vikramjit Sen to conduct elections within eight weeks as per the Justice Lodha Committee recommendations.

Justices Shantanu Kemkar and Makarand Karnik after taking the consensus from set of names suggested by the petitioner in the particilar case and the two respondents, MCA and BCCI, noiminated Justices Gokhale and Kanade as CoA.

The Bench also said that the CoA can take assistance from Ashish Shelar (President, MCA), Dr. Unmesh Khanvilkar (Jt. Hon. Secretary), Ganesh Iyer, Navin Shetty and Shahalam Shaikh (all managing committee members), all not disqualified by the Supreme Court order of January 2, 2017, while managing the day to day activities of the MCA.

These disqualified committee members are Vinod Deshpande and Pankaj Thakur ( Vice-Presidents), Nitin Dalal (Treasurer), Dr. P.V.Shetty (Jt. Secretary), Arman Malick, Arvind Kadam, Deepak Patil, Pravin Amre, Shrikant Tigdi and Ramesh Vajge.

The Bench also said until such time the CoA takes charge, the five eligible managing committee members are free to take decisions and spend money for the running of the IPL which starts on April 7 with an opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

The BCCI’s Advocate Virag Tulzapurkar urged the Bench to ensure that the CoA be in full control of the distribution of the tickets during the IPL.

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